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ROBERT S.

ROBERT S.

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Most Favorable Review

A Great Case for Those Looking for a Clean Look!

be quiet! Pure Base 500 Window Black, ATX, Midi Tower, tempered glass window
be quiet! Pure Base 500 Window Black, ATX, Midi Tower, tempered glass window

Pros: I am coming from a Fractal Design Meshify C - Dark TG -I ABSOLUTELY love the style of this case. Even though I bought the black case, the powder coating looks fantastic, and has a slight metallic look to it. -The case is wider to accommodate a rear 140mm fan. -Also about 5cm deeper to give more room for radiators and high end GPU's -Top air filter looks really cool. The bottom air filter covers the entire length of the bottom of the case, and pulls out easily from the front.

Cons: -Front air filters are a little tricky to get off -Not enough airflow out of the box with the 2 case fans, but that to be expected at this price point. -Wish Newegg would let you post pics

Overall Review: I put a 280mm AIO radiator/2x fans up front for air intake (higher 900-1100 RPM range). I added another Pure Wings 2 140mm fan, for a total of 3 140mm exhaust fans in a lower 700 RPM mode (1x rear, 2x top). I also removed the 3.25 HDD cage to open up air flow more so fresh air can be pulled in from the bottom of the case. Air intake is not as open as the Meshify C, but more than enough for the fans I use. It easily has more unrestricted flow than any of the HZXT H5xx cases. If you are going to be running x3 high RPM 140mm fans, then you might have chocked airflow, but otherwise it's worked really well for me.

Most Critical Review

I Tried So Hard To Make This Work!

Corsair Certified Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060027-WW/RF)
Corsair Certified Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060027-WW/RF)

Pros: -Aesthetically this looks awesome. -Multiple reviews of this AIO have shown great performance -Bag for buck on this is fantastic (if you get one that works, see below), for the price of a quality air heatsink you get AIO cooler performance. -This was the only AIO that had a radiator thin enough to mount in the front of my case. I have a Gigabyte GTX 1070 that's 287 mm long in a Fractal Design Meshify C case. This AIO squeaked in with about 3 mm to spare

Cons: -Received a poorly working unit. Temps were not any better than the Cryorig H5 Ultimate that it replaced. -The Corsair software was showing pump sensor temps of 29-30 degrees C, while the CPU was showing temps of 70-75 degrees C. Normally this would indicate the the pump was not properly installed on the CPU. I must have reapplied the pump installation 4 times. I checked the mounting bracket multiple times. The thermal paste was spread evenly and completely indicating good contact. I troubleshooted everything I could think of. When I fired up Prime95, the CPU temp shot to 99 degrees C instantly. -What ever problem this unit was returned to Corsair for, it was never fixed.

Overall Review: I've bought refurbished stuff from Corsair on multiple occasions, and have always had great success, so I won't be turned off with one bad experience. But Corsair might want to look into their repair process, because this AIO unit wasn't working well from the first moment I turned the computer on As always returning with Newegg was easy, I’ll update my review when I get my replacement. Fingers crossed!

Sweet Looking Video Card, Amazing Performance, Actually Selling For Retail!

GIGABYTE AORUS Radeon RX 6750 XT 12GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 ATX Video Card GV-R675XTAORUS E-12GD
GIGABYTE AORUS Radeon RX 6750 XT 12GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 ATX Video Card GV-R675XTAORUS E-12GD

Pros: -It's in stock and actually selling for MSRP. So glad Crypto is finally crashing! -I know there were a couple of cheaper options for the RX 6750 XT, but I really liked the aesthetics of this card. -Definite frame rate per second improvement on my 2560x1440 monitor at max settings, compared to my previous RTX 2070 card (same monitor and settings). - RGB lighting syncs well with my Gigabyte Aorus X570 motherboard. Lots of cool lighting effect options! -AMD has an over-clocking option built into if driver suite, verses NVIDIA's driver suite does not. You still have to use a secondary app if you want to tweak beyond AMD's defaults (overvolting, etc.). For most people, it's more then enough. -No coil whine as of yet. I might maybe hear a low amount when running 3DMark, but absolutely none when running the 5 games I've played so far with it.

Cons: -The default fan curve is a little too noisy for me on the high end of the curve. It was easy enough to customize the fan curve that kept the card under 70 degrees C, and wasn't too loud for me.

Overall Review: -I haven't had any issues with the RGB lighting not working, as others have mentioned By default the card has a 'FanStop' feature that turns off the LEDS when the fans aren't spinning. So maybe this is what some others are having issue with? Maybe? I do have a Gigabyte motherboard as well, so that might be factor, since RGB Fusion 2.0 works natively with my motherboard.

Fantastic Upgrade and Improvement Over the Previous Meshify C

Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact Gray ATX Flexible High-Airflow Light Tinted Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact Gray ATX Flexible High-Airflow Light Tinted Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Finally makes access to the front dust filters a quick and painless process. Nice gray semi metallic powder coated steel chassis. No more front high gloss trim around the intake filter, that scratched way too easily. High quality fit and finish with all the parts and pieces (with one little exception). Very clean looking lines and the front I&O is very stylish and is not overcrowded. The tempered glass side panel quickly pops open for a quick cleaning, is a godsend for people like me that get OCD about dust and lint on the glass. I had no idea that I needed a removable top panel so much! Makes everything so much easier when putting everything together. Last but not least, the power button is sooooo clicky!!

Cons: I really can’t list this as a con, because I knew exactly the dimensions of the case when I bought it, but I do wish the case was just about a half inch wider and an inch longer. Just to give a little more room for a front mounted AIO radiators with longer video cards. Have to keep cable management at the back of the case really tight and snug, no room for bulky cables jobs. I did mention one little fit issue. One of the plastic pieces that the glass panel secures into, had a small amount of in and out play with it. Meaning when closed, the glass panel would NOT fit snug and would “rattle” a little. Fortunately the same plastic pieces (x2 for each side panel) that secure the side panels also secure the top panel, which use 4 pieces to secure it. I simply swapped out the loose fitting piece for a more snug fitting one, and now the glass panel has no play at all. The top panel fits secure, despite the switch. Just a tip if this happens to someone else.

Overall Review: Vast improvement over the original Meshify C that I had 2 cases ago. I transferred my current build to this new case from a BeQuiet Pure Base 500 (not the 500DX). I like to change out cases every year and a half or so, just to keep things fresh and interesting. The gray color option goes great with my keyboard and monitor. Plus I’ve had nothing but black computer cases for the last 20 years, so it’s about time I mix things up. With my build, I moved the front two 140mm fans to the top for exhaust. Removed the drive cage and the removable covers and installed a additional X2 GP-12 120mm fan at the bottom to help balance out airflow (3 fans blowing in, 3 fans blowing out). It's a lot of fans, but I keep everything on a low fan curve to keep fan noise to a minimum. The intake fans are on a higher curve to keep the case airflow into the positive side of things. I had almost an identical fan setup in my Pure Base 500 (except for the added bottom fan in the Meshify 2) and GPU (RTX 2070 Super) temps are averaging about -4 degrees C less. CPU temps are only -1 degree C less, but that's because was it a front mounted radiator, and the radiator was getting enough air to cool in the old case. The improved air intake of the Meshify 2 Compact really helps with GPU cooling the most. Ignore the BeQuiet fans in one of the pics, I was just seeing if there was a difference in noise levels, and just ended staying with the Fractal fans. They seemed just as silent to me as the BeQuiet fans.

Worked Perfectly with GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE & Ryzen 7 3700X

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GVKC
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GVKC

Pros: -Purchased a total of 2 sets of these at separate times. All 4 DIMMS are running at 3600mHZ with 16-19-19-39 1T timings and 1.35v without any issue. -Nice looking black heat spreaders.

Cons: -None

Overall Review: Upon my initial setup, the DIMMS defaulted to the motherboards 2133mHZ speed, but all I had to do was switch to the XMP profile and rebooted, and everything was running as it should. I did have to manually set the 1T command rate, but 2 weeks in I haven't run into any issues

Awesome Thermal Paste- Too Exspensive

Pros: -Best non-liquid metal TIM -Speads much easier than the Gelid GC -Extreme I was using.

Cons: -Bang for buck on this stuff is really bad. Gelid GC-Extreme is about $13 for 3.5g, this stuff was $11 for 1g. The performance difference between the two is 0.5 - 0.8 degrees Celsius at best. -The tube lasted for barely 3 applications enough left for maybe a half of a 4th application.

Overall Review: In my world, the cost for what you get compared to the decrease in temperature wasn't worth it. Now if grizzly started selling this stuff more competitively, ie 3.5g of Grizzly vs 3.5g of Gelid even for a few bucks more, it would be a no brainer. Until then stick with the former "King of the Hill" thermal paste Gelid GC-Extreme .

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Deceptive Seller

Basically your just purchasing an item that the seller lists on Newegg, and then the seller just takes your money and purchases it from another website at a cheaper price. Even worse, what they sent me, while the same type of item, was NOT the specific brand and model that I ordered here on Newegg. It was a cheaper brand with a slightly different design. If I wanted that brand and design, I could purchased it myself, and saved myself the money they kept.

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11/24/2021